Managing your Brand through Custom Apparel

You could simply order a big inventory of uniforms or various types of spirit wear, then hand them out with colored markers and let your community custom-decorate their own. You might get some pretty amusing results. But branding for schools and...

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Order Delivery: Our Favorite No-Contact Sport

No touching, please keep your distance. As most of us headed home to self-quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic, stores closed. Online shopping, already popular, surged. Stuck-at-home purchasers were thrilled to have an easy-access outlet for...

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7 Tips for Picking the Perfect Spirit Wear

No one knows yet what the coming school year and sports seasons will look like, but one thing’s for sure: they will be way better and a lot more exciting if everyone is outfitted in exceptional spirit wear. After all, we’re all in this together,...

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What Makes a Great Logo for Decorating Sports Gear?

It’s your logo – known to everyone associated with your school or team. That instant recognition is good, because it sparks team pride and a sense of unity among players, coaches and fans. So it makes perfect sense to use your logo to decorate...

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Showing Your Spirit Builds Sense of Belonging

We talk about teamwork all the time -- at work, in sports, at home. What Mom hasn’t used the “teamwork” pitch to goad her teen into helping do the dishes or mow the lawn? Teamwork enables us to do more, and do it better. In most sports and the...

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Rio Hondo Receives $2,500 In SquadLocker Gear

A quick search on GoFundMe – the world’s biggest crowdfunding website – yields nearly 3,000 campaigns related to high school sports. One such fundraiser was for a severely underfunded team on the border close to McAllen, Texas. The goal was...

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Guest Post: How To Choose The Perfect Running Shoe

5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Running Shoe created by Virginia Spine Institute

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Top 10 NCAA Men's Basketball Uniforms of March Madness 2017

Every year I find myself saying 'those jerseys are sweet' in reference to teams competing in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Although uniforms like UCLA are a classic and will always be among the most visually-appealing, there are some teams...

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Baseball Gear Care: How To Make It Last

Keeping a baseball team fully outfitted can be a challenging task. While there’s less equipment involved than sports like football or hockey, a baseball team is going to still have a substantial amount of gear that needs to well-kept. The longer...

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Simplify Sports Gear Orders For Your Entire School With SquadLocker

SquadLocker isn’t only for private teams and parent-led initiatives. SquadLocker can also be the “secret weapon” for Athletic Directors looking for a sourcing solution to keep all their school’s teams outfitted throughout the year. After all,...

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Athletic Gear Sizing Guides (By Brand)

It should be easy to determine which sizes of sportswear are right for you and your team, seeing as there are measurements to make our lives easier. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Brands’ sizing can vary quite a bit, and those...

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When Should You Purchase New Gear?

Nothing lasts forever, and that’s doubly true when talking about youth sports. Children and teens can be incredibly hard on their equipment and clothing to the point that replacements are needed on an almost annual basis.

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SquadLocker Team Gear: Not Just For The Big Leagues Any More

Maybe it sounds over-ambitious, but at SquadLocker, we're not simply trying to build a good -or even great- team gear store. We believe we could change how custom apparel is ordered everywhere, in every field. Right now, we offer a truly...

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Video: How SquadLocker has made things easier for coaches and...

How SquadLocker has made things easier for coaches and administrators.

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2016 First Quater Sports Science Report

The year has just begun, and there are already some great sport's science trends that are making headway in the training world. Some of them are useful, and some of them I am not so sure of. Anyway, hold on to your hats while I go over this with...

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The Importance of Brand in Your Team Gear

When choosing your team gear for the upcoming season, it is essential to think about not just the look, but also quality and durability. Your team members will spend countless hours in their uniforms this season, and they won’t be sitting around....

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Online vs Local: The Best Option for Ordering Team Uniforms?

As a busy soccer coach taking care of team management, game planning, player counseling and daily life, it can be a challenge to size, order, and hand out those custom soccer uniforms. 

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Custom Team Gear of Star Athletes: featuring Cam Newton, Curry, Harper

There's basic team gear, then there's customized team gear.

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Custom Baseball Team Gear Inspiration for Auburn

Looking for baseball team gear inspiration? Let's look at Auburn.

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College Football Under Armour Uniforms: A Year in Review

Let's take a look at the 5 most successful Under Armour football Uni's of 2015

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Looking to Buy Team Gear? 15 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Order

SquadLocker’s innovative TeamLocker™ platform is seeing a surge in interest from coaches, league managers, youth league management software company executives, major brands such as Under Armour and Nike, as well as local mom and pop sports...

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Why Warm Up Suits Are Necessary for Your Athletes

Why Warm Up Suits Are Necessary for Your Athletes

Terry is the best player in the club. With his quick responses and ability to sense the moves of the opposing team, he has an innate feel for winning the next goal. However, because of the physical demands of the game, even he requires an...

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Basketball Team Gear Essentials and the Best Way to Order Them

Basketball season is quickly approaching. Along with tryouts and selecting players for the team, if you are a coach you are likely in charge of dealing with selecting and ordering basketball team gear. You might know why it's important for you...

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4 Ways Today’s Coaches, Athletes, and Retailers Are Driving the...

We know of your interest in the sportswear industry, so we wanted to ensure that you saw the recent article, “Nike vs. Under Armour, Which Is the Better Sportswear?”.   The article states that the “popularity of sportswear and apparel has reached...

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Why Athletes Dominate in Under Armour Team Uniforms and Apparel

Under Armour consistently churns out new, impressive athletic apparel and uniforms. In previous years, the brand added new functionality and design to their apparel. The ArmourVent™patented mesh fabric that came out in 2013 enhanced their...

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Custom Fan Gear Success: US Women's National Soccer Team Kits by Nike

It has been a few months since the United States won the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, but the buzz is still going. A lot of that talk is surrounding the custom fan gear designed by Nike, which continues to be a hit with soccer fans. Coaches,...

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Expanding the Role of the LMS Market Leaders: 5 Ways That Authentic...

On Friday, the six-year-old TeamSnap announced that they received $10 million Series B funding by creating a League Management Software (LMS) program that has attracted 15 million users, millions of whom pay subscription fees, which range from $60...

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Custom Pinnies & Uniform Socks: Why Matching Team Gear is Essential

Whether you are coaching a youth baseball team or a high school basketball team, the question of team gear is sure to rear its head every season. For teams that don't have the budget of a Division I football program, it can be tempting to skip...

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An Industry Viewpoint: Disruptive Innovation for Team Apparel

Innovation is altering consumer behavior in every industry across the globe. Entire industry sectors, led by e-commerce catalysts Amazon, Netflix, Uber, and AirBnB, have transformed how customers and companies interact. Competitors must innovate or...

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Football Starts Now. Prebooking uniforms saves money, here's proof.

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A system jacket will protect you from the elements.

Are YOU ready for winter? For the blinding snow and freezing rain? For wind that comes whipping around corners with no warning enveloping you in its icy grasp?

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3 Moisture Management Options at a Glance

Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of a retail store with a name brand performance shirt in one hand, and a generic brand in the other? At first glance, it can be challenging to determine the difference between different...

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Under Armour Sports Apparel that's Fit for a Super Hero

Team dealers nationwide have many things in common, but there is an underlying commonality among us that is oftentimes forgotten: our unrelenting passion for teams and sports apparel. From new product releases to learning more about compression...

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Preparing an All-School RFP for Athletic Apparel: 10 Guidelines

Some schools are ahead of the game. They are taking advantage of the myriad benefits for making a "vendor of record" commitment to a Team Dealer for all of their athletic apparel and team gear purchases.

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Maximize Athletic Apparel Spending: 3 Benefits of All-School Programs

In today's economy, getting this most value on team gear purchases is more important than ever. This includes SAVING MONEY on all apparel purchases as well as maximizing the incentives received from the apparel brand, like Under Armour or...

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The Top 10 Things Your Team Dealer Should Practice Everytime

Have you ever wanted to purchase top brand gear for your team, but can't seem to find it for a good price from a local vendor? Perhaps you aren't happy with the service that your current dealer provides, or want to create a new logo and aren't...

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3 Ways to Simplify Buying Team Gear and Apparel

Whether it's for your sports team or campus club, organizing and financing a team gear package almost always results in a headache.

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Team Gear Guide for Summer Camp Success

Summer camps are quickly approaching, and team gear packages are one of many items on your end of school year agenda. As your students prepare for pool parties and summer vacation, you struggle with grading report cards, finishing lesson plans,...

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Sublimation 101: What is It and Why Lacrosse Teams Crave It

Perhaps more than any other sport, lacrosse has become something more than just a game. For many lacrosse players around the country, they look at lacrosse as a part of a distinct lifestyle associated with the sport. People may disagree about...

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Under Armour's "ArmourVent" is Coming - And It's Pretty Cool

Under Armour's newest line of moisture and heat management gear is coming soon. After patenting a new form of "ArmourVent" mesh fabric in May, they have secured a supplier and are ready to ramp up production for Spring 2014. Both short sleeve...

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From Top-Tier to Budget: A Training Gear Brand Breakdown

When most people think of team gear they think of the uniforms a team wears to compete on the field, court, or ice.  These uniforms usually have a certain pattern or set of specs that are mandatory across a certain sport, league, division, etc. ...

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Bring on the Heat: Heat Applied Graphics Kick Screen-Printing's Butt

Athletic apparel is constantly changing and progressing. Fabric, fit, design, color, and trend - Team Gear continues to evolve to meet the needs of the athletes. The application and decoration methods must adapt as well. Heat applied graphics,...

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How to Use Color to Strike Fear into the Hearts of Your Enemies

In sports, the best teams often find small advantages in aspects of the game that other squads deem irrelevant. For example, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick focuses on the weather more than many of his peers, frequently allowing the...

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How to Afford Collegiate Athletic Brands on a High School Budget

In sports—and life, generally—expectations dictate emotions. Fans who expect championships every year from their favorite teams are often disappointed. Players who receive more playing time than they anticipated feel lucky. Coaches whose teams...

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5 Questions to Ask a Team Dealer Before Placing That Order for...

The process of choosing a team dealer can be taxing for athletic directors. They have to weigh the concerns of administrators, coaches, players, and even parents, while also being mindful of budgetary constraints. Moreover, athletic directors...

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How Hockey Warm Up Suits Promote Team Unity

There is no question that the best teams in sports are frequently the most talented ones; the right combination of skill and depth almost always leads to success. However, sports have always demonstrated that a team’s chemistry—its...

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Throwback Controversy: Is Old School Football Apparel a Safety Issue?

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The Oregon Effect: Does Team Apparel Impact Recruiting?

If you’ve been watching college football recently, you may have noticed that some of the nation’s most recognizable programs have become, well, unrecognizable. This is because college football programs are increasingly opting to change their...

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Building a Better Way to Buy Team Gear and Uniforms -- SquadLocker

SquadLocker has set out to build a progressive company, enabled by world-class technology and executed by a group of team gear experts. We are launching a business model that will make it easier for consumers, coaches, athletic directors and...

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Team Sports Fundraising 101: How Fan Shops Will Forever Change the...

Team sports fundraising is an integral part of any athletic department’s mission to fund its sports. Schools have traditionally settled on bake sales and car washes to generate some extra revenue for their teams, but these old methods are...

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Smart Ways to Reduce Costs for Your Ice Hockey Team on Warm Up Suits...

When budgeting for your school’s hockey team or teams, you should make sure to include the cost of warm up suits in your financial plan. The cost of ice hockey uniforms, ice time, and travel can be prohibitive, particularly at schools that have...

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Save Money on Your School's Team Winter Sports Apparel in 4 Steps

Last year, your boy’s basketball team had some of its jerseys ripped in the contentious final game of the season. Also, several of your girl’s basketball team uniforms are mysteriously missing. And on top of that, both the girl’s and boy’s...

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Where to Find the Best Youth Basketball Jerseys for Your Team's Budget

Youth basketball can be a challenging sport to outfit. Some kids grow faster than others, so the height and size of your players will (most likely) vary significantly even if they are all the same age. Having an apparel company that can meet...

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Power in Numbers: How to Cut Your School's Costs on Team Sports...

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Hi-Tech Fabrics Will Revolutionize Football Team Uniforms and Gear

Conditions can vary wildly during the football season, even during the course of a single game. Practice starts with two-a-days late in the summer, which, especially in the hotter regions of the United States, can be grueling under sweltering...

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The Greatest Idea in School Team Sports Fundraising: Online Fan Shops

As you start planning for the fall season for your youth soccer league, you must decide on a fundraising method. In team sports, fundraising is an essential source of revenue for the budget. Besides the fees the players pay to join the league,...

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Adidas Selects SquadLocker™ to Become An Authorized Team Dealer for...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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How A Team Uniform and Apparel Dealer Can Help You Win Games

If you’re reading the title of this article, you might be thinking it’s a bit of stretch. Games aren’t won by uniforms; they’re won by hardworking, talented, and driven athletes and smart coaching (with an occasional assist by a lucky bounce or...

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How High-Tech Fabrics Manage Moisture for Maximum Team Performance

Moisture management (how well clothing can transfer moisture from a person's skin to the outside air) is not always considered when coaches and athletic directors make team gear purchasing decisions, but this factor is important. In fact, those...

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Waterproof vs. Resistant: How to Choose Team Gear to Keep Players Dry

Team sports coaches, parents, and league administrators have plenty of options for athletic gear and apparel. One decision that buyers consistently face for team gear is whether to purchase waterproof or water-resistant training apparel (or...

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SquadLocker First and Only Under Armour Team Dealer for Rhode Island

Under Armour Selects SquadLocker™ to Become Rhode Island’s First and Only Authorized Team Dealer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Why the Right Team Apparel and Gear Improves Cold Weather Training

Early-morning practices and evening games in the fall and early spring can get pretty chilly. Your athletes will struggle if you ignore the effects of cold weather. You know what it’s like trying to perform your best in cold conditions....

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5 Ways a Team Dealer Will Help Your Team, School, or League Cut Costs

Coaching a team of young athletes, administering a league, or overseeing a high school sports program can be very rewarding, but along with the excitement of game day and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your players comes...

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Team Dealer Details That Will Save You Time and Money

What if I were to tell you that a simple thing like a team organizer form would be the key to your team having an enjoyable and successful experience, trusting you to buy their team uniforms? What if I also told you that the way in which your...

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What Does ‘On-Time Delivery’ Mean for Your Team Gear Provider?

With various player schedules and field assignments to keep track of, the last thing you and your coaching staff should be worrying about is on-time delivery of your uniforms. But buyer beware: Your purchasing behavior and your team dealer’s...

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A Smart Way to Control Costs for Team Travel Suits and Outerwear

On-field uniforms may be the most recognizable apparel a sports team wears, but it is outerwear that really drives costs. For team sports budget planners for high school, college, or league programs, choosing styles and brands for the travel...

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How Winning Teams Cut Spending on Gear, Apparel, and Uniforms

As budgets remain tight, coaches, athletic directors, and league managers are under pressure to keep their teams' expenses to a minimum. Whether a team is supported by a school or is part of a youth league, the costs for new uniforms and other...

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5 money-saving alternatives to expensive school team apparel brands

An athlete's ability is not measured by the type of apparel he or she wears, yet apparel and uniforms for practice and play are important aspects of school and league athletics, for cost and performance reasons. Are you in search of school team...

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How ADs Can Guarantee Quality Team Sports Gear and Apparel

In the unpredictable world of competitive and recreational sports, teams, coaches, organizers and managers are faced with constant challenges. The very nature of competitive athletics is unpredictable; you never know what your team or players...

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4 Great Ways to Save Your Team Money on Gear, Apparel and Uniforms

Coaches, athletic directors, and league administrators understand there’s more pressure than ever on intelligent cost planning and getting the most out of an athletics budget. One of the most significant expenses for school and league athletics...

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